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T.R. Knight Covers Entertainment Weekly

T.R. Knight Covers Entertainment Weekly

T.R. Knight takes the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly and explains the gradual “breakdown of communication” between himself and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. Here’s what the 36-year-old actor shared:

On why he left the hit medical drama: “My five-year experience proved to me that I could not trust any answer that was given [about my character George]. And with respect, I’m going to leave it at that.”

On Shonda discouraging T.R. from coming out of the closet during the Isaiah Washington controversy: “I think she was concerned about having my statement come out so close to the [initial] event.” (Shonda denies this: “I said, ‘If you want to come out, that’s awesome.’”

On walking away from a $14 million contract: “From an outsider’s perspective, I get the [impression that] ‘He’s just a spoiled actor…he doesn’t know how good he has it.’ There are a lot of people who would like to be in my position. But in the end, I need to be fulfilled in my work.”

Check out T.R.‘s first official statement about leaving Grey’s here. He’ll be performing on Broadway next year.

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51 Responses to “T.R. Knight Covers Entertainment Weekly”

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  1. 1
    Wendy Says:

    I just LOVE this guy, wish him all the BEST in his future.

  2. 2
    jake Says:

    Prove that coming out does nothing for an actors career.

    Actors need to have mystery, they shouldn’t be hitting the paparazzi hotspots in EL LAY with their gay boy toys. Disgusting.

  3. 3
    Nic Says:

    There is NO reason for him to lie, i believe what he said.God Hollywood is full of hypocrites like Shonda, how dare she try and tell him not to come out, and act so rude whenever he asked her about the characthers future.I twas clear she wanted him off the show, so whatever Shonda i aint watching this show anymore, it bite the dust anyway like few seasons ago!

    ps:But wow, at the amount of money his contract was worth, that is SHOCKING, i thought TV doesn’t pay as well as movies, guess again!

  4. 4
    rob redstone Says:

    At the end of the day, people are talking a lot about him, in Hollywood, that’s all you can ask for!

    TheRobRedstoneShow. com

  5. 5
    Wendy Says:

    Jake do you realize how ignorant you are!!!

    Its because of homphobes like you that its how it is in Hollywood, he is living his life, going to restaurants is part of it, you make it sound like he is the second Paris Hilton, and that is his boyfriend, not a boy toy, they been dating for years now, and what is disgusting is comments like yours!

  6. 6
    Rhonda Says:

    hope he’s fulfilled!

  7. 7
    t Says:

    good for him doing what makes him happy

  8. 8
    jake Says:

    @Wendy:

    Dear Wendy, do you ever see veteran actors like Meryl Streep hitting the hotspots of El Lay to get publicity, no to her its about the craft. We don’t know her husband or that much about her. She is smart. T.R is dumb and bought into what ignorant people like you guys who don’t understand the movie industry and business side of showbusiness tell him, that its ok if your open. No its not.

    We don’t want to know who he is dating, it takes us (audience)away from the magic of films to reality.

    p.s,
    His boyfriend is really young. T.R is in his 30′s and while his boy toy is in his early 20′s.

  9. 9
    Al Says:

    he was a nobody. grey’s made him a somebody.
    gay or not, screen time or not, he needs to remember that it was the show who made him what he is and to diss it (not that i watch grey).

  10. 10
    Andrea Says:

    Why can’t TR Knight just go away! I guess I am in the minority here but this guy is a loser and just not a good actor. I am glad he is gone from Grey’s Anatomy he is overrated and annoying.

  11. 11
    kar Says:

    Good for him!! Love a guy willing to leave for his convictions. I HATE shonda rhimes.

  12. 12
    ha Says:

    the way him and hagl disrupted their work environment would be grounds enough to fire them. those two bigots almost cost 200 people their jobs cuz of their attitude towards and issues with their boss. i do not believe that a progressive woman such as rhimes would tell a gay man NOT to come out. in our economy (and his profession) you don’t say no to $14mil contracts. TR is the 2009 version of horatio caine and when he’s begging for work in next yr he’ll think twice about how he handled himself in the press. beside…he’s not THAT good of an actor

  13. 13
    blackfriday78 Says:

    show’s success because of Shonda. Izzy and George can both easily be replaced by real talented actors. Unfortunte that they brought the show down with their real life drama. They did an average job and it was the story line/dialogues that brought us to Grey’s. Shonda might not be very good at handling these divas; yet I honestly hate how these ungrateful people keep dissing the show and the creator. Gay or not gay has nothing to do with talent and grace.

  14. 14
    t.r was gay from the beginning Says:

    Yeah T.R after getting Washington fired from his job when you knew
    that you were gay from the beginning and pretending that you were
    not ..lets just see how many jobs you have in the future…if Broadway
    is the way to go for you go ahead because… You are not that great
    an actor.. It was T.R that went on Ellen and declared that he was gay..
    Not Shondra Wilson.. she does not care..With so many gay woman
    lovers why not have George come out of the closet with a cute guy
    and have him in bed with him..like Brothers and Sisters…Aka ..get
    married too on the show.. really come out of the closet

  15. 15
    Flo Says:

    He is an ungrateful idiot who could have been on the show and done what ever he wanted during the long hiatus. He could do some real quailty self produced work with the money from the show. He and Heigel are fools for shitting on the show that made then.

  16. 16
    erin Says:

    All the best for him and hope to see him in some great movies. :)

    I’m always so ridiculously happy to hear about people who have gone and done what they wanted, although everyone else keeps telling that they “ought to be happy”.

  17. 17
    Noticias de famosos Says:

    It’s fantastic in the photo, is a charm.

  18. 18
    kar Says:

    @Flo: ORRRR shonda rhimes is an idiot for shitting on HIM. All the actors HATE HER shes the bad guy not TR.

  19. 19
    !!!!!!!!!! Says:

    ewwww fu -cking gay pirate.

  20. 20
    marie Says:

    Why couldn’t he have done both? If he is less and less on the show, then he’s getting paid a lot for little work. In the extra spare time he had, he could have found other jobs that fulfilled him that wouldn’t have been able to pay him as much. To me, it just seems like leaving was just a slap in the face to the show’s creator.
    And why does this warrent a cover of EW?

  21. 21
    blah Says:

    what a loser. I hate ppl that whine. No one cares that hes gay. He knows he will not be able to find another job in hollywood. Personally i never heard of him before the show and im sure he will be nothign after it

  22. 22
    lizzie Says:

    he left 14 millionssssssssssssss

    http://www.mayflower777.book.fr

  23. 23
    t.r was gay and he knew it Says:

    IN ABC STUDIOS ON THE SET OF GREYS ANATOMY.. SOME AUDIO
    MAN THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA TO AUDIO TAPE A
    CONVERSATION BETWEEN PATRICK DEMPSEY AND ISAIH WASHINGTON AND ISAIH WAS MAD AND SAID SOME REMARK ABOUT T.R BEING GAY.. NEXT DAY IT WAS ALL OVER THE PRESS..
    SO YOU SEE SHONDRA WILSON DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG.
    TO AUDIO TAPE A PRIVATE CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE ON THE SET AND PLAY IT TO THE WORLD AS IF IT WAS PUBLICITY..
    SO T.R GET WITH IT THE ONLY PERSON YOU HAVE TO BLAME
    is yourself.. for going on Ellen and acting like a 3 year old tattletaling
    about how this came out …

  24. 24
    anon Says:

    I have no respect for him whatsoever. Without Shonda Rhimes no one would know who TR is and that is the thanks she gets? She cast him knowing he was gay and gave him great storylines for years until he and Heigl decided they were worth more money and declared war on the the show. Now he gives an interview throwing her under the bus? Ungrateful and I doubt we’ll be seeing much more of TR’s untalented self.

  25. 25
    me Says:

    For some reason, I find this guy so adorable :)

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